ACTOR. DANCER. MODEL. WRITER.
CHOREOGRAPHER. CREATIVE DIRECTOR. EDUCATOR.
"DJ Smart seemed to endow every movement, whether a simple nod of the head or a complicated petit allegro, with something extra."
-2006 NAACP ACT-SO National Dance Gold Medalist
2013 "Person of the Week"
"1 of 12 Hottest Dance Convention Teachers Right Now!"
-Dance Informa Magazine
-2013 May "Got Dance LA Spotlight Recipient"
"It was a gorgeous dance, but I have to admit I especially admired the sheer physicality of the performance."
2018 Eleone DTH "Icon Award for Excellence" Recipient
"Beautiful. Breathtaking. Ethereal."
-2007 National YoungArts Winner
"This is an absolutely magnificent visual performance - truly poetry in motion."
DJ Smart has been described as innovative, quintessential and arguably one of the most versatile and gifted performers of his generation. As an internationally acclaimed artist, he has rapidly become a highly recognized dancer, actor, choreographer and teacher in all facets of the industry.
Mr. Smart is a graduate with honors from the University of the Arts where he received his BFA in Ballet Performance. In addition to his degree, he was the recipient of the prestigious “Stella Moore Prize” and the “Outstanding In All Styles” Award. He has received rave reviews for his performances by over 15 major magazines and an endless number of accolades including: 2006 NAACP ACT-SO National Dance Gold Medalist, 2007 YoungArts National Winner in Jazz Dance, Capezio Athlete, Eleone Dance Theatre Icon Award, 2013 Got Dance LA Spotlight Recipient, 2013 Edge Magazine Person of the Week, and an "Emerging Artist Award” from Opera Noir.
He has made countless guest appearances granting him the opportunity to perform, teach and choreograph all over the USA and in over 30 countries internationally. His credits include: Apple, Samsung, The Jacksons, Twenty-One Pilots, Cher, Tinashe, Becky G, Jessie J, Dancing With the Stars, Latin American Music Awards, America’s Got Talent, Game of Talents, Billboard Music Awards, Disney's Best Friends Whenever, Momix Dance Company, Koresh Dance Company and more. Most notably, he was a special guest performer on the hit TV series “So You Think You Can Dance” and “So You Think You Can Dance Ukraine.”
Along with working in the entertainment industry, he is also a certified personal trainer, nutrition coach, celebrity movement coach and is frequently involved in charity work, mentoring youth and activism for human rights. He continues to travel the world sharing his wealth of knowledge and experience as a performer, educator and ambassador for the arts.